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Quick Race Recap

Posted Sep 30 2012 10:32pm
I feel like I have been MIA, so I wanted to give you a quick update on my weekend. However, it is almost 10:00 on Sunday night and I am feeling the crash from the weekend creeping up on me.
I had an amazing weekend and finally got to meet some amazing friends.
I am actually going to give you the link to Leah's blog (she is a fabulous blogger and fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador ), she did a great job recapping the entire weekend.
And here is where you will find her.

After a 3 hour drive (2 of which were spent changing the radio station and wondering why you can ALWAYS get country music?! Sorry, I am not a fan...) I made it to Ft. Wayne.
I have 'known' these girls for about 6 months, but have never met them in person.
It was so great to finally meet them both, I can not even put it into words.
I would not trade my girls for anything!

Leah, me and Sara with our Bibs.
We were excited about the expo, but it was a bust...Kind of lame, but at least we saved some money, right?!
We had a great evening, lots of laughs and a bit of pre-race jitters, I suppose.

Saturday was race day!
This was my 6th race since I started running (May 2012)and my first 4-miler. I have only ever done 5k races, even though my long runs are now 6 miles.

It was 45 degrees out and I didn't get much sleep, so I wasn't sure how it would all play out.
I have to say Ft. Wayne and the Fort4Fitness directors and volunteers were amazing! The entire set up and race were run so well. It was very organized, I was truly impressed! They had a total of 5 events, Kids & Seniors 1 mile on Friday and the 4-mile, 10k and Half Marathon on Saturday. There were just under 10,000 people participating in the 5 events combined. The start times were staggered and it all went very smooth.

Despite the early morning...

I had my own cheerleader (and photographer!)

 So, I was ready!

I was so cold! I am glad that I wore my gloves and my Bondi Band to cover my ears...
Besides, I am pretty sure that I looked smoove. (Yes, SMOOVE) HA!

Long story short (since I am getting so tired and making so many spelling errors that I can't stand it...)

Oh, and I have to tell you, I am obsessed with my placement. I have never played a sport in my life so I was not aware that I am a little competitive.
So here are my stats for the Fort4Fitness 4 Mile Run:

Overall: 220 out of 3,195
40-44 Div: 5th out of 224
Females: 63rd out of 2,152
Official Finish Time for the 4 Mile: 35:47 (8:57 pace)

Here is my dorky pose...

And the real one (albeit still dorky)

Race #6 - SUCCESS!!!

And some amazingly awesome friends who both had great runs-I am so proud of them!

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